Looking for something fun to do with the family? Check out the Prairie School musical.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal, a 39-year-old medical doctor is "considered one of the most skillful clinical diagnosticians in practice today."
When you are good, you're good. And Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal, a graduate of the Prairie School, is one of the best clinical diagnosticians practicing today, according to a New York Times story. Dhaliwal gleans most of his expertise by reading medical journals and attending case conferences, but he also uses a diagnostic checklist program to cover his bases. With IBM developing a computer to handle medical diagnostics much as its Watson computer handled trivia in Jeopardy, the question is there: Will we still need the doctors? According to the story: Just how special is Dr. Dhaliwal’s talent? More to the point, what can he do that a computer cannot? Will a computer ever successfully stand in for a skill that is based not simply on a vast fund …
Monday, November 21, 2011
They took their history lessons, turned them into a work of art and now they will be on exhibit at the Racine Heritage Museum.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
List of private school offerings
Here is a list a reference to all the private schools in the area. It will hopefully provide parents and newcomers to the community not only a directory of names but a little bit of the schools offerings. Some of the schools are still undecided about the vouchers but we will update the information as the information comes in as some schools are holding several meetings before the deadline of August 1st. Saint Rita’s Catholic School Address: 4433 Douglas Avenue, Racine, WI 53402-2708 Phone number: (262) 639-3333 Website: www.st-ritas.org Tuition: $2,000-$3,000 Grades taught: K-8 Religious affiliation: Catholic Religious requirements: None; Members of the Church receive lower tuition. Are they accepting voucher students? No Contact person…
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Racine Unified parents may be able to choose a private school, but will they want to choose your child?
Caledonia Patch will be continuing to get reaction from the community about their feelings on the Joint Finance Committee’s decision to extend the school voucher program to Racine Unified. Here’s a wrap up of what we’ve discovered so far. Officials with the Department of Public Instruction and the Racine Unified School District feel a voucher program would be a direct attack on the public school system. These officials have good reason to sound the alarm. Milwaukee Public School administrators have explained, albeit anonymously, how state aid cuts are killing even successful programs in the district. Officials with MPS have said the voucher system cost the school district $55.6 million last year because 8,042 children did not attend MPS …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Ashley Dail dances and loves to act, but she wants to help kids as a teacher.
Prairie School freshman and Mount Pleasant resident Ashley Dail has been dancing and performing since she was four. While she would love find solid footing in a dance career after high school, she knows a dancer's life can be risky when it comes to job security. Because she likes kids and wants to help prepare kids for their own futures, Ashley is looking toward a career in teaching. Whiz Kid's Name: Ashley Dail, 14 Whiz Kid's School: The Prairie School, freshman Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Ashley is focusing on ballet and tap dancing right now, but her favorite form of dance is jazz. She has also appeared on stage in several Prairie School productions including Alice in Wonderland last year as an eighth grader and as a witch last fall. …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sugarin' off days kicks off at River Bend.
The sap flowed at River Bend during the first Sunday of a month long event called Sugarin' Off. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.River Bend every Sunday in March. But on the first Sunday, people wandered into the lodge to get their fill of pancakes and sausage. And when they were done, they hiked outside and watched sap flow from the maple trees into a bucket and into a pot that cooked over an open fire.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Child development expert tells parents to help their children by stretching their neurons.
JoAnn Deak stretched a rubber band held between her thumb and forefinger to illustrate a point about the brain and learning. Every brain has a different number and arrangement of neurons. Talent development is influenced by how those neurons are “stretched,” she said. Deak, who holds a doctorate in preventive psychology, is an author and heads an Ohio-based educational consulting organization. She encouraged an audience at The Prairie School Thursday evening to stretch their children’s brains by judiciously taking advantage of opportunities. “Kids don’t get to choose the rubber bands they have. But parents and educators can be involved in the ways those rubber bands get stretched,” she said. Researchers have found that as children’s brains…